Who is Rosetta Stone?

Dennis Baron debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Sat Sep 6 16:36:46 UTC 2008

I thought Rosetta Stone was one of the early organizers of the ILGWU,
a labor leader who fought for the rights of exploited acronym makers
in the early 1900s.
Dennis Baron
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On Sep 6, 2008, at 11:28 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

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> I notice that in=A0the latest commercial, Michael Phelps (always)
> and the a=
> nnouncer (predominantly) both favor the "Coretta King" stress pattern.
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> Since a tiny Rosetta stone is the company's emblem, I can only
> presume that=
> they've abandoned their project of underestimating the knowledge of
> the Am=
> erican people.=20
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> Look for: future ads with=A0a lady=A0in Sarah Palin glasses ("flying
> off th=
> e shelves," according to Fox) saying, "Want to learn a language
> fast? Hi! I=
> 'm=A0 Rosetta Stone...."
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